|Stefan Sagmeister shares happy design - TED.com|
Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister takes the audience on a whimsical journey through moments of his life that made him happy -- and notes how many of these moments have to do with good design.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; art; arts; design; happiness; 2004
|Nancy Etcoff on the surprising science of happiness - TED.com|
Cognitive researcher Nancy Etcoff looks at happiness -- the ways we try to achieve and increase it, the way it's untethered to our real circumstances, and its surprising effect on our bodies.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; beauty; culture; happiness; 2004
|Keith Barry does brain magic - TED.com|
First, Keith Barry shows us how our brains can fool our bodies -- in a trick that works via podcast too. Then he involves the audience in some jaw-dropping (and even a bit dangerous) feats of brain magic.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; brain; entertainment; illusion; magic; 2004
|Paul Moller on the Skycar - TED.com|
Paul Moller talks about the future of personal air travel -- the marriage of autos and flight that will give us true freedom to travel off-road. He shows two things he's working on: the Moller Skycar (a jet + car) and a passenger-friendly hovering disc.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; design; engineering; invention; technology; transportation; 2004
|Richard Pyle dives the reef's Twilight Zone - TED.com|
In this illuminating talk, Richard Pyle shows us thriving life on the cliffs of coral reefs and groundbreaking diving technologies he has pioneered to explore it. He and his team risk everything to reveal the secrets of undiscovered species.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; biodiversity; exploration; fish; oceans; science; technology; 2004
|Felix Dennis: Odes to vice and consequences - TED.com|
Media big shot Felix Dennis roars his fiery, funny, sometimes racy original poetry, revisiting haunting memories and hard-won battle scars from a madcap -- yet not too repentant -- life. Best enjoyed with a glass of wine.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; book; entertainment; history; literature; poetry; writing; 2004
|Jennifer Lin improvs piano magic - TED.com|
Pianist and composer Jennifer Lin gives a magical performance, talks about the process of creativity and improvises a moving solo piece based on a random sequence of notes.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; Featured; arts; creativity; entertainment; music; performance; piano; prodigy; wunderkind; 2004
|Golan Levin on software (as) art - TED.com|
Engineer and artist Golan Levin pushes the boundaries of what’s possible with audiovisuals and technology. In an amazing TED display, he shows two programs he wrote to perform his original compositions.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; art; arts; entertainment; invention; music; performance; software; technology; 2004
|David Holt plays mountain music - TED.com|
Folk musician and storyteller David Holt plays the banjo and shares photographs and old wisdom from the Appalachian Mountains. He also demonstrates some unusual instruments like the mouth bow -- and a surprising electric drum kit he calls "thunderwear."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; culture; entertainment; invention; music; storytelling; TED2004; 2004
|Sergey Brin and Larry Page on Google - TED.com|
Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin offer a peek inside the Google machine, sharing tidbits about international search patterns, the philanthropic Google Foundation, and the company's dedication to innovation and employee happiness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; Google; business; collaboration; culture; design; technology; web; 2004
|Ze Frank's nerdcore comedy - TED.com|
Performer and web toymaker Ze Frank delivers a hilarious nerdcore standup routine, then tells us what he's seriously passionate about: helping people create and interact using simple, addictive web tools.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; arts; collaboration; comedy; community; culture; dance; demo; entertainment; software; web; 2004
|Joseph Pine on what consumers want - TED.com|
Customers want to feel what they buy is authentic, but "Mass Customization" author Joseph Pine says selling authenticity is tough because, well, there's no such thing. He talks about a few experiences that may be artificial but make millions anyway.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; book; business; consumerism; creativity; shopping; 2004
|Virginia Postrel on glamour - TED.com|
In a timely talk, cultural critic Virginia Postrel muses on the true meaning, and the powerful uses, of glamour -- which she defines as any calculated, carefully polished image designed to impress and persuade.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; beauty; business; culture; entertainment; illusion; marketing; performance; politics; 2004
|Chris Anderson of WIRED on tech's Long Tail - TED.com|
Chris Anderson, the editor of WIRED, explores the four key stages of any viable technology: setting the right price, gaining market share, displacing an established technology and, finally, becoming ubiquitous.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; business; culture; economics; entertainment; marketing; shopping; technology; web; 2004
|Stewart Brand on the Long Now - TED.com|
Stewart Brand works on the Clock of the Long Now, a timepiece that counts down the next 10,000 years. It's a beautiful project that asks us to think about the far, far future. Here, he discusses a tricky side problem with the Clock: Where can we put it?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; architecture; art; design; future; technology; 2004
|Dean Ornish: Help the body heal itself - TED.com|
Dean Ornish talks about simple, low-tech and low-cost ways to take advantage of the body's natural desire to heal itself.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; health; health care; medicine; science; 2004
|Malcolm Gladwell on spaghetti sauce - TED.com|
Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce -- and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; business; choice; culture; economics; food; marketing; media; shopping; storytelling; 2004
|Michael Merzenich on re-wiring the brain - TED.com|
Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich looks at one of the secrets of the brain's incredible power: its ability to actively re-wire itself. He's researching ways to harness the brain's plasticity to enhance our skills and recover lost function.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; brain; computers; consciousness; education; entrepreneur; mind; 2004
|Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy? - TED.com|
Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; brain; choice; culture; evolution; happiness; psychology; science; 2004
|Steven Strogatz on sync - TED.com|
Mathematician Steven Strogatz shows how flocks of creatures (like birds, fireflies and fish) manage to synchronize and act as a unit -- when no one's giving orders. The powerful tendency extends into the realm of objects, too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; biology; biomechanics; math; science; society; technology; 2004
|Susan Savage-Rumbaugh: The real-life culture of bonobos - TED.com|
Savage-Rumbaugh's work with bonobo apes, which can understand spoken language and learn tasks by watching, forces the audience to rethink how much of what a species can do is determined by biology -- and how much by cultural exposure.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; Featured; animals; apes; biology; culture; education; evolution; genetics; intelligence; language; 2004
|Al Seckel says our brains are mis-wired - TED.com|
Al Seckel, a cognitive neuroscientist, explores the perceptual illusions that fool our brains. Loads of eye tricks help him prove that not only are we easily fooled, we kind of like it.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; arts; brain; cognitive science; culture; design; illusion; psychology; 2004
|Steven Levitt analyzes crack economics - TED.com|
Freakonomics author Steven Levitt presents new data on the finances of drug dealing. Contrary to popular myth, he says, being a street-corner crack dealer isn’t lucrative: It pays below minimum wage. And your boss can kill you.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; business; cities; culture; economics; race; 2004
|Woody Norris invents amazing things - TED.com|
Woody Norris shows off two of his inventions that treat sound in new ways, and talks about his untraditional approach to inventing and education. As he puts it: "Almost nothing has been invented yet." So -- what's next?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; creativity; design; invention; technology; TED2004; 2004
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|Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on flow - TED.com|
Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi asks, "What makes a life worth living?" Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of "flow."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; happiness; music; psychology; work; 2004
|Martin Seligman on positive psychology - TED.com|
Martin Seligman talks about psychology -- as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; brain; education; happiness; psychology; science; technology; 2004
|Eve Ensler: happiness in body and soul - TED.com|
Eve Ensler, creator of "The Vagina Monologues," shares how a discussion about menopause with her friends led to talking about all sorts of sexual acts onstage, waging a global campaign to end violence toward women and finding her own happiness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; Featured; arts; culture; entertainment; gender; global issues; happiness; performance; storytelling; theater; violence; women; 2004
|Matthieu Ricard on the habits of happiness - TED.com|
What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; Buddhism; God; brain; culture; faith; global issues; happiness; peace; photography; religion; 2004
|James H Kunstler dissects suburbia - TED.com|
In James Howard Kunstler's view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not worth caring about.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; alternative energy; architecture; cars; cities; consumerism; culture; design; energy; shopping; transportation; 2004
|Arthur Ganson makes moving sculpture - TED.com|
Sculptor and engineer Arthur Ganson talks about his work -- kinetic art that explores deep philosophical ideas and is gee-whiz fun to look at.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; art; arts; design; engineering; entertainment; humor; philosophy; 2004
|Eddi Reader on "What You've Got" - TED.com|
Singer/songwriter Eddi Reader performs "What You Do With What You've Got," a meditation on a very TED theme: how to use your gifts and talents to make a difference. With Thomas Dolby on piano.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; Featured; arts; composing; entertainment; guitar; music; performance art; piano; potential; short talk; vocals; 2004
|Eddi Reader sings "Kiteflyer's Hill" - TED.com|
Singer/songwriter Eddi Reader performs "Kiteflyer's Hill," a tender look back at a lost love. With Thomas Dolby on piano.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; Featured; arts; composing; entertainment; guitar; memory; music; performance; piano; short talk; 2004